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Interaction of two optically coupled whole blood samples during respiratory burst
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Paper Abstract

To study a possibility of interaction of two optically, but not chemically coupled samples of whole human blood the following experimental setup was used. A quartz cuvette with either nondiluted blood or saline was placed inside a glass vial. Saline diluted whole blood was poured into the vial and respiratory burst (RB) was initiated in it with phorbol ether or zymosan. Luminol-dependent chemiluminescence (LCL) was registered using liquid scintillation counter (coincident circuit off). Effect of blood placed in the cuvette upon photon emission from blood placed in the vial was evaluated. It was shown that blood of some donors consistently attenuated photon emission from the sample in which RB was induced. Blood of another group of donors enhanced photon emission from the `partner' sample. Some properties of blood taken from the cuvette after being in the contact with the sample in which RB was induced changed in comparison with the same blood that was contacting with the non-stimulated sample. Exposed blood has lost the ability to attenuate light emission from the fresh portion of blood in which RB was induced. Its own LCL in response to addition of zymoscan was different from that of the parallel sample of same blood not exposed to sample undergoing RB. These results suggest that two chemically separated but optically coupled samples of blood can interact.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2980, Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology III, (7 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273555
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir L. Voeikov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Cyril N. Novikov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2980:
Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology III
Richard B. Thompson, Editor(s)

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